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Valuable Tips for Selecting a Wedding Location

Thomas Fogarty Winery, WoodsideBefore you jump into searching through the hundreds of facilities we profile, identify what kind of celebration you want and establish selection criteria early. Here are some basics:


Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer

Wedsafe Wedding InsuranceHow do you know which photographer is right for you? Whether you’re considering any of our Certified By The Guide wedding photographers or another professional, you need to do your homework.


Wedding Photography Style Glossary

Scott Nelson, Wedding PhotojournalistThough there are no standard “dictionary definitions” of photographic styles, it’s still a good idea to have an understanding of the following approaches before you interview photographers:


Brides Want to Know: Bouquet Options for Bridesmaids

Waterlily PondIs there anything besides a typical bouquet my bridesmaids could carry?
—Gaylen H., Auburn


S-e-x (The 3-letter word)

articles_alt Let’s talk about sex. As a culture we’re obsessed with it. Just flip through any magazine at your local bookstore or checkout stand. You’ll see: Are you hot enough? Is your penis big enough? Hard enough? Are your breasts perky or do they point downwards towards Mexico? And then they offer all these groundbreaking statistics like “81% of couples use some kind of food item as part of their lovemaking.”


Brides Want to Know: Green Centerpieces

Nancy Liu Chin DesignsFor centerpieces, I was thinking of using potted plants because I like the idea of something that lives on after the wedding. My colors are Wedgwood blue and cream. Will all that green still work?
—Sandi S., Danville


Brides Want to Know: Bouquet Brainstorm

Patricia Gibbons, Floral designerI am overwhelmed with all the beautiful flower options for my bouquet! What criteria I should use to narrow down my choices?
—Rachel C., San Francisco


Brides Want to Know: A Question of Religion

photo of Bel Air WeddingsNeither my fiancé nor I are at all religious despite our upbringings, though we do share a broad-based spirituality. Our families are much more traditional, and might be offended if our wedding ceremony is entirely secular. Is there a way to honor the belief systems of our parents without being hypocritical?—Pamela G., Vacaville
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